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Green : the history of a color

Author: Michel Pastoureau; Jody Gladding; Princeton University Press.
Publisher: Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"First published in French language by Editions du Seuil, Paris, under the title Vert, Histoire d'une couleur." c2013--Page facing title page.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michel Pastoureau; Jody Gladding; Princeton University Press.
ISBN: 9780691159362 069115936X
OCLC Number: 898242725
Notes: Druk dwuszp.
Awards: Short-listed for "The Guardian"'s Best Books 2014
Short-listed for TheAustralian.com's "In the Good Books" 2014
Short-listed for "The Globe and Mail" 75 Book Ideas for Christmas 2014
Description: 239, [1] s. : il. kolor. ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction 7 An uncertain color (From the beginning to the year 1000) 11 Did the Greeks see green? 14 Green among the Romans 20 The emerald and the leek 26 Hippodrome green 31 The silences of the Bible and the church fathers 36 A middle color 40 Islamic green 46 A courtly color (11th-14th centuries) 51 The beauty of green 54 A place for green: the orchard 58 A time for green: the spring 65 Youth, love, and hope 71 A chivalrous color 78 A green hero: Tristan 83 A dangerous color (14th-16th centuries) 87 Satan's green bestiary 90 From green to greenish 97 The green knight 103 The dyer's vats 112 "Gay green" and "lost green" 118 Heraldic green 125 The colors of the poet 129 A secondary color (16th-19th centuries) 135 Protestant morals 138 The green of painters 142 New knowledge, new classifications 152 Alceste's ribbons and the green of the theater 155 Superstitions and fairy tales 159 Green in the age of the enlightenment 167 A romantic color? 172 A soothing color (19th-21st centuries) 179 A fashionable color 182 Return to the palette 186 Chevreul and the scientists did not like green 193 Neither did Kandinsky or the Bauhaus 200 Green in everyday life 205 Nature in the heart of the cities 209 Green today 217 Acknowledgments 223 Notes 224 Bibliography 235 Photography credits 240
Other Titles: Vert, histoire d'une couleur
Responsibility: Michel Pastoureau ; translated by Jody Gladding.

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